Welcome!

Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out this brief survey on Inclusive Design and Dissemination in Digital Scholarly Editions (DSEs). We're eager to collect your feedback.  This survey is intended for respondents who are involved in the creation, development, dissemination, marketing, and cataloging of DSEs in some capacity (for example: scholarly editors, developers, librarians, etc). We hope to gain a better understanding from the scholarly community about the types of access and web accessibility options and standards that you have seen, would like to see, or are currently implementing in the edition(s) with which you are involved. 

Our Definitions
Access: 
In this survey we refer to access as the ease or difficulty of users finding and interacting with digital scholarly editions.

Inclusivity:
In this survey we refer to inclusivity as the focus on representing and including people/groups who would otherwise be marginalized. 

Web Accessibility:
In this survey we refer to web accessibility as the design of digital interfaces for use by people with (in)visible disabilities.

Digital Scholarly Edition: 
Our definition includes (but is not limited to) an amalgamation and paraphrasing of two definitions offered by Patrick Sahle (2008; 2016): A digital scholarly edition is an information resource which offers a critical representation of (normally) historical documents or texts and which is guided by a digital paradigm in its theory, method and practice.

Use of the Data Collected in this Survey
The data collected in this survey will be used for scholarly purposes, primarily as the basis for a panel presentation at DH 2017, the theme of which is "Access." Your responses may be quoted anonymously as part of this and other academic presentations and in future academic publications. Your personal information will not be quoted. We take your data privacy very seriously: for further information about how data in this survey will be retained or used, please contact Merisa Martinez, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, merisa.martinez@hb.se.

 
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